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Cincinnati Halts Spending On Streetcar Project

Cincinnati City Council has halted spending on the city's controversial streetcar project.
5, 2013

Cincinnati’s city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months. The sharply divided council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop spending pending a financial analysis of whether it would be more expensive to stop the project in its tracks or finish it.

Columbus Officials Hopeful for Light Rail Funding

9, 2009

Central Ohio’s on-again, off-again, light rail system may be on again. Ohio’s largest cities are turning to President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus bill to revive some long-sought infrastructure projects. Columbus plans to ask for 200 million dollars to build a 13-mile light-rail train system.

Streetcar Financial Details to be Released Thursday

March 26, 2008

Now that Net Jets will remain and expand in Columbus, Mayor Coleman is turning his attention to ground-based public transportation. In a meeting tonight, Coleman will release details of a financing plan that would see the return of street cars.

Columbus Streetcar Group Says System Would be Economic Boon

Columbus City Council member Maryellen O'Shaughnessy listen to streetcar predictions
December 14, 2006

Representatives of Mayor Coleman’s streetcar working group presented their recommendations to a few members of the Columbus city council on Wednesday.

Consultant: Columbus Streetcars Could Have Huge Economic Impact

25, 2006

According to an economic analysis, the addition of streetcars to downtown Columbus could mean a financial boost for the city. The report by the Danter Group was released today to members of the Downtown Streetcar Working Group. It predicts that streetcars could generate a half-billion dollars in growth.

Streetcars Could Be In The Future For Downtown Columbus; Group Looks At Route Options

8, 2006

The idea for an alternate public transportation system in Columbus has been tossed around for some time – and with very little action. But there’s a group putting ideas together for a streetcar line that would run in the downtown area. The proposal could be presented to the mayor and the city council in just a few months.

Work Begins on Columbus Streetcar Proposal

One of Tampa's streetcars
April 25, 2006

A streetcar system could be coming to Columbus. A committee that will be looking into the idea over the next several months met for the first time Tuesday.